Chrome rotor covers


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steve allen
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Chrome rotor covers

Postby steve allen » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:36 pm



I just replaced my covers on my 1500SE and after everything was finished, looked at it from head on, and noticed that the right side ( sitting on bike) does not set in enough to cover the rotor....(sticks out 3/4" from wheel over the other side). Is this supposed to be? Everything is tight, nothing behind pushing out, never noticed this before. Even checked the mounts on bottom of forks, seems to be straight and true. Thanks, Steve Kent



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Re: Chrome rotor covers

Postby joeincalif » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:56 pm

How did the old ones fit? Were they the same way? Both covers on my 97 SE are the same on each side, maybe 1/16 of an inch of the rotor sticks past the cover.
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Re: Chrome rotor covers

Postby steve allen » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:31 pm

The old ones were busted and screws missing. Didn't really look so close cause of the condition, but inspected these only cause being new. Even to bend bracket, the top seems to be out the same. Guess I'll be able to live with it, bike isn't perfect anyway.

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Re: Chrome rotor covers

Postby NVSB4 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:52 am

I looked and mine fit like Joe's.
Next question is are the replacements OEM or aftermarket?
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Re: Chrome rotor covers

Postby MikeB » Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:17 pm

The rotor cover placement is not exact when compared left to right. But you can get them close. The lower brackets have larger than needed holes for the bolts that hold them to the bottom of the forks. If the position of the covers are concerning, manipulate the placement of the lower brackets #2 and #5.
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Re: Chrome rotor covers

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:54 pm

I noticed this on mine at one time as well, and just noticed that the brackets that position them were slightly bent. I bent them back into place, and all was well.




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